FUMO: Future of Money Podcast

Blockchain for Real World Assets with Atul Khekade and Ritesh Kakkad from XDC Network

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Ever wondered how blockchain technology can revolutionize the way we handle real-world assets?

Dive into our first episode of FUMO: future of money podcast, with Ronit & Gaurav, brought to you by CFTE and sponsored by XVC tech, where we uncover how XDC Network, spearheaded by founders Atul Khekade and Ritesh Kakkad, merges the digital precision of blockchain with tangible, real-world applications, offering a new horizon of possibilities for asset management and beyond. 

This episode offers a comprehensive insight into how blockchain technology is not just a digital ledger but a tool for tangible, real-world impact, making it an essential listen for those interested in the practical applications of blockchain beyond the realm of cryptocurrencies.

🔥 What’s Inside:

🔷Learn about the backbone of Layer 1 blockchain. 

🔷Know how DAO’s (decentralized autonomous organization) operate differently from traditional business structures.

🔷What lies ahead in the world of blockchain technology. 

🎙️ About Our Guests:

  • Ritesh Kakkad:
    As a serial entrepreneur working on the ideation and development of a Cloud hosting and a web infrastructure company, Ritesh’s work has been recognized by the likes of Microsoft and BBC. Over the past 20 years, Ritesh has accumulated extensive experience in the fields of Cloud Hosting, Cloud Setup and Internet-Infrastructure. Ritesh is now leveraging his experience at XDC Network in the areas of Blockchain and protocol setup.
  • Atul Khekade:
    With over 14 years of experience in the technology field, Atul has played a crucial role in conceptualizing and demonstrating the first permissioned Blockchain system for the consortium of Top Asian banks. He has also co-founded a Multi-Million Dollar Revenue company dedicated to the business of Airline Chartering. He is dedicated towards developing alliances and investor management, and aims to bridge the $5 trillion Government infrastructure gap, using XDC Network’s Blockchain applications.

Episode Guest

Atul Khekade and Ritesh Kakkad

Co-Founders of XDC Networks

Ritesh Kakkad is a seasoned entrepreneur with 20 years in Cloud Hosting and Internet-Infrastructure, recognized by Microsoft and BBC. Currently, he focuses on Blockchain and protocol setup at XDC Network.

Atul Khekade has 14 years in technology, co-founded an Airline Chartering company, and developed the first permissioned Blockchain for top Asian banks, now working to bridge a $5 trillion infrastructure gap with XDC Network’s Blockchain applications.

Podcast hosts

Ronit Ghose

Global Head, Future of Finance at Citi

Ronit Ghose is the Global Head, Future of Finance, Citi’s think tank for the future of money and technology. Ronit’s current areas of focus include Digital Assets, the Metaverse, Web3, the applications of AI to Finance and other frontier topics. Previously, Ronit was Global Head of Banks and Fintech Research for Citi.

Ronit is an Advisor to various Governments, Universities, VC investors and tech firms in the UK, UAE and Africa. Prior to joining Citi, he worked at the British Bankers’ Association and was a research assistant in the UK Parliament for a former Prime Minister. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford & a postgraduate diploma from the University of London.

Gaurav Dhar

Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners

Gaurav is a seasoned leader in the FinTech industry and currently serves as the Group CEO of Marshal Fintech Partners in Dubai. He is also a board member of Deem Bank, The Mena Fintech Association and TiE Dubai.

With over 19 years of experience at Marshal, he has established himself as a pioneering force in the development of FinTech ecosystems and solutions. 

By devoting his personal time to working with innovators, he has built an extensive network of relationships with VCs, incubators, accelerators, start-ups, and angel syndicates, both locally and globally.

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